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World Library and Information Congress: 69th IFLA General Conference and Council

Access Point Library:
Media - Information - Culture

August 1st - 9th 2003 Berlin, Germany
Patron: German Federal President Johannes Rau








Call for Papers - Women's Issues Section, Public Libraries Section and Library and Information Science Journals Section

Welcome to participate in the Satellite Meeting to be held on 30 July - 1 August 2003, i.e., two full days, in Berlin on

Globalization: Empowering Women through Information. Impact of Information Availability and Use in Society on Women

with the following sub-themes:
  • Access for women to and provision of health/educational/economic information in libraries and information services
  • Communication and globalization: new opportunities for women
  • Networking among women and among information professionals
  • Organizations, both local and international, and their provision of information for women
  • Women's special information needs: professional women, immigrant women, elderly women

The initiative for organizing this Satellite Meeting came when within IFLA the status of the Round Table on Women's Issues was changed to Women's Issues Section. The papers presented during ten years showed that there exists a continuous and growing need to discuss issues regarding women's information needs, women's status in the information profession, and information provision and services for women. All these aspects vary tremendously from one region of the world to another. Coming together to share present knowledge and future objectives and plans is the purpose of this meeting.

Abstracts of 300 words in length should be sent by 15 March 2003 to:
Ms Leena Siitonen, e-mail: lsiitonen@hotmail.com
Ms Kalpana Dasgupta, e-mail: dasgupta_kalpana@hotmail.com

Program planning committee (PPC) formed of members of all three sections will finalize selection and send a notification to the authors of accepted abstracts by 15 April 2003. Complete papers must be ready and sent by 1 June 2003.

Papers and reports resulting from this meeting will be published on IFLANET and possibly a selection of articles will be published as a monograph.

The number of participants is planned at 30, including the organizers.

Please send any requests for further information regarding papers and the Satellite Meeting to
Ms Leena Siitonen
C/ Valderribas, 39 - 3 - 2
28007 Madrid, Spain
Tel. +34 91 433 3416

You are heartily welcome!


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